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He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. – Revelation 13:16-17
There are many speculations of what the Mark of the Beast is in Christian circles. Everything from bar codes to RFID chips to tattoos. I never subscribed to those assumptions. Given biblical symbolism of when the ‘right hand’ is used and when ‘forehead’ is used, it is very clear to me that scripture states that ‘right hand’ is an action, and forehead is the way one thinks. Therefore I am of the understanding that when Revelation 13 is speaking of this ‘mark’ in the right hands or foreheads, it is that this Beast causes all, small and great, rich and poor to THINK AND ACT as the Beast demands they think and act or they will not be able to make a living, buy food, own property etc.
We see this application taking place right now in the collapsing former Republic of America.
Take a look at what the mob directed by the Beast of Leftism and progressive tyranny wrought on L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling last week; they demand to take his property away and banned him from doing business in his league for nothing more than that his private beliefs were revealed, and his views are reprehensible to the Beast that runs the government and the media in this country. The precedent is now set – that as Americans, you are not permitted to have beliefs and opinions that are contrary to the narrative the Beast of Progressive Soviet Tyranny demands everyone think. If your thoughts and beliefs do not conform to the zeitgeist at the direction of the Beast – what you have will be taken from you, and buying and selling will be prohibited for you.
That is where all of this goes and is already here.
Dare to disagree with the avalanche of homosexuality and forced acceptance of an abominable lifestyle? Lose your business. Get fined by the courts and charged with hate, discrimination and any other crime that can be levied against you. In short, we are fast arriving at the place that you will not be able to buy or sell without thinking and acting as the Beast demands. Receive the Mark, or starve.
It’s here, in all it’s intolerant tyranny disguised as compassion and understanding.
The religion of the Fascist Left in Amerika.
Alexandra Pelosi’s HBO documentary Fall to Grace tracks the evolution of New Jersey’s disgraced, self-dubbed “gay-American,” former governor, Jim McGreevey. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters a church ostensibly more welcoming than the judgmental Catholic Church of his childhood. The message board on the church front reads — and this is a close paraphrase — “Lord help us overcome the sins of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.”
Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have added nativism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. In a postmodern world that prides itself on “non-judgmentalism,” these have emerged as the seven new deadly sins, and God help the man, woman, or child who commits one.
Unlike the Catholic Church McGreevey abandoned, his newfound Neo-Puritanism is unforgiving. It shows sinners little mercy and offers them no path to absolution. Indeed, like Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne, the sinner is publicly branded with her sin.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen did not commit the sin of racism; she is a “racist.” She must forever wear the Scarlet R, just as Mozilla’s Brendan Eich must wear the Scarlet H for “homophobe,” and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali wears the Scarlet I for “Islamophobe.” From the Neo-Puritan perspective, nothing else counts; that letter is their identity.
The cult’s clerics add new sins regularly and new sinners daily. Of late, in addition to Eich and Hirsi Ali, Cliven Bundy, Phil Robertson, even Alec Baldwin have joined the ranks of the damned. Hawthorne described his seventeenth century ancestors as “being of the most intolerant brood that ever lived,” but these “little Puritans” had nothing on the big ones that would flourish four centuries later.
In both the old and new Puritanism, worshippers achieve a sense of moral worth simply by designating themselves among “the elect” — no good works required. To validate that uncertain status, however, they feel compelled to heap abuse upon the sinner lest they too be thought guilty of the sin.
This, LA Clipper owner Donald Sterling has been learning the hard way. Sports-minded progressives who have found mercy in their hearts for dog killers, wife beaters, child deserters, lethal DUI drivers, steroid abusers, cocaine addicts, serial baby daddies, and abortion enablers have not spared a drop of it for a cuckolded old sugar daddy whose comments on race had been so teased out of him that they are impossible to quote. Hell, even a psycho throat-slasher like O.J. Simpson has retained a larger public cheering section than Sterling.
Like Ms. Prynne, Sterling has quickly found himself “without a friend on earth who dared to show himself.” Despite donations exclusively to liberal causes and candidates, the media were quick to redefine Sterling as a “registered Republican” and thus mark him as fair game. Even those who questioned the illegal taping of his private thoughts felt obliged to condemn those thoughts in the harshest possible terms — “disgusting,” “appalling,” “abhorrent.”
“The man who poisoned the Los Angeles Clippers for nearly 30 years with his ignorance and hate,” wrote the LA Times Bill Plaschke, “has at last been dragged away into sweet oblivion.” Hawthorne’s Roger Chillingsworth could not have denounced Sterling more fervently.
Sterling must have had some sense of how the Neo-Puritans rolled. To keep them at bay, he had been buying their indulgences for years. Leon Jenkins, the Los Angeles branch NAACP president, observed that Sterling’s organization “brought in numerous minorities and inner city kids to games” and also “contributed to a lot of minority charities, including the NAACP.” Sterling’s largesse netted him an NAACP Lifetime Achievement award in 2009 and another one — almost — in 2014.
Sterling’s contributions, however, were too limited and too local to buy him much in the way of national political capital. As a result, he held no particular value for a Democratic-media complex that has been nurturing Neo-Puritanism since at least 1976 when the leak of Republican Ag Secretary Earl Butz’s overheard “loose shoes” joke cost him his job and his reputation.
The very success of Neo-Puritanism, however, may be its undoing. Each spectacular new public burning reveals just how empty and oppressive the movement is at its heart. For instance, in exposing Sterling the media have unwittingly shone light on Al Sharpton and the NAACP.
In fact, the NAACP banquet that was to honor Sterling for lifetime achievement was to honor Al Sharpton as “Man of the Year.” This was the same Sharpton who dissed the work of “Socrates and them Greek homos”; the same Sharpton who instigated the lethal Crown Heights pogrom with the rallying cry, “If Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house”; and yes, the same Al Sharpton who said of Sterling, “No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language.”
As to NAACP head Jenkins, a former judge, it turns out that he had been disbarred both in Michigan and California. The Michigan State Bar Review found that Jenkins “systematically and routinely sold his office and his public trust . . . committed wholesale violations of the most elementary canons of judicial conduct, and brought grave dishonor upon this state’s judiciary.” This should not surprise. A cult without a moral center inevitably attracts charlatans.
Late blue collar philosopher Eric Hoffer once said, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Had Hoffer lived longer, he might have added a clause about how righteously repressive those racketeers can become
The uproar over Chick-Fil-A reveals that promoting and supporting the Homosexual Agenda is required if you want to operate a business unmolested.
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.
This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
In many Christian circles, there is plenty of speculation of exactly what this ‘mark’ in Revelation will be. I have heard sermons and read tons of forum speculations of everything from Social Security numbers, to bar codes, to implanted RFID chips being the acceptance of this mark.
In this author’s understanding, when letting the bible interpret itself, I hold that this mark is not necessarily a physical branding – but rather a signet of thought and belief (forehead) and acting on that allegiance (right hand). The history of totalitarian regimes on earth often demonstrate how this mechanism works as I understand it; one must support and work for the party, leader or regime that holds power. Those who do not, are persecuted and have had their livelihoods seized and/or prohibited. Loyalty to despotic regime in thought and deed is often how advancement, wealth and safety is achieved. Speaking out against tyranny and atrocity paints the target that the regime will hunt down and destroy. And if not the regime, then the mob supporting the regime will do the silencing and intimidation of opponents.
I believe that Political Correctness is a form of this mechanism, and the rancor against Chick-Fil-A and now a bakery in Colorado – highlight how this ‘mark’ operates and illustrates the intolerant militancy of the Homosexual Agenda.
It was a major mistake for Americans (and liberal Christians) to have surrendered morality and virtue to a Satanic deception that taught them that ‘tolerance’ of an abomination of sin (as the bible describes homosexuality), is a more perfect morality. The ‘judge not lest ye be judged’ perversion of scripture has rendered the Christian faith mute and impotent in the face of evil. The lie deceived the easily compromised into believing that showing ‘compassion’ and tolerance for an evil lifestyle and perversion of what God intended, would establish fairness and equality and demonstrate non-judgmentality. They refused to understand the truth. The truth is that sin is NEVER content to exist alongside righteousness or morality. Sin will ALWAYS demand that it subjugate, dominate and then exterminate, morality and those who practice it. That is the nature of sin and evil.
There is no tolerance with the homosexual agenda. The agenda DEMANDS that we not only accept their sin as ‘normal’ and ‘legitimate’, it will go so far as to impose it’s acceptance by law. It will teach it’s acceptance and practice via brainwashing and lecture through the media. Eventually it will demand it’s practice among all via intimidation and violence, and that is already begun.
The bible illustrates this fact. In the city of Sodom, angels came to tell Lot to leave with his family for the Lord was about to destroy the city for it’s rampant evil. Homosexuality being it’s outstanding hallmark. Lot begged for them to stay the night in his home for it was too deadly to stay anywhere else. But the Homosexual Agenda made it’s demands on pain of death:
But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, all the people from every quarter.
They called to Lot, and said to him, “Where are the men who came in to you this night? Bring them out to us, that we may have sex with them.” – Genesis 19:4-5
When you keep reading Genesis 19, you learn that there was no reasoning or satisfying the homosexuals. They threatened to kill Lot, even after he offered them his daughters. There is no placating or satisfying such evil, and it will never be content to simply exist alongside morality.
The current assaults by the Homosexual Agenda on Chic-Fil -A and Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood Colorado illustrate the fact that ‘tolerance’ is not the goal of their agenda. Imposing homosexuality and it’s debauchery via tyranny and intimidation is. To make matters worse, government is now involved to punish and prohibit businesses that do not ‘share’ the agenda from operating in cities and areas where homosexual promotion is part of the religion of the state. The hypocrisy of the movement that screams on one hand for their rights to freedom, privacy and equality does not extend to others who do not share their agenda, is manifest in the targets of conflict the Homosexual Agenda have chosen.
The enemies of God and the bible are busy hunting for examples to lift up and stir actions against. The explosive media rants and actions against Chic-Fil-A are the result of the Agenda HUNTING and finding an exploitable position to attack.
Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy gave an interview to The Baptist Press, a relatively obscure publication FOR Baptist Christians. He was ASKED by the publication for his views on marriage, and he replied with: “We are very much supportive of the family – the Biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that”.
Of note is that Dan Cathy was not asked about Homosexual Marriage, but rather their support of biblical marriage, of which he admitted he was ‘guilty as charged’ – being supportive of biblical/traditional marriage.
That comment served the cassus belli of the homosexual agenda that immediately seized it and stoked up a mob, twisting the comment to imply that official company policy was an attack on homosexuals and their lifestyle – when Chick-Fil-A does not discriminate against either it’s employees or customers.
Jim Henson Productions was one of the first to act against the chain. They pulled their toys from children’s meals and canceled the promotion contract. I have no problem with a private company deciding to end a business relationship if they so choose. Of course when pushed to do so by mob mentality – the line between coercion and free will to act is blurred.
Where the road to institutionalized persecution is paved; where the whole mechanism of the ‘mark’ of the beast is installed – is when the government sides with the minority mob to impose the mob’s will on the whole. And this is what is happening when the hunters of affronts to the homosexual agenda have the power of government at their disposal.
First, Boston mayor Thomas Menino sent an official letter to Dan Cathy stating that he urges his company to ‘back out of any plans to locate’ in his city and went so far as to suggest he will block any plans for the restaurant chain to operate in the city of Boston.
That was followed by Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel stating that Chick-Fil-A’s values “are not Chicago’s values” and along with city alderman Joe Moreno are banning the operation of the restaurant chain in the city of Chicago. New York City is also now on the ban-Chick-Fil-A bandwagon, as New York Council Speaker Christine Quinn has used her official office position to demand that NYU president John Sexton EVICT Chick-Fil-A from operating on it’s campus. “I urge you to sever your relationship with the Chick‐fil‐A establishment that exists on your campus” her letter on official government letterhead states.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee even threatened the restaurant chain to stay away from San Francisco. He tweeted: “Closest Chick-Fil-A to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer”, while in Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray called Chick-Fil-A “hate chicken” and said he’d oppose any Chick-Fil-A from operating in D.C.
This is an aspect of raw fascism, when government can punish companies for what their owners and operators believe politically and religiously. As Daniel Clark blogged:
“Democrat mayors across America have evidently gotten the memo from party headquarters. If you own a business, it’s not nearly as much yours as you think it is. Your property only exists thanks to a collective effort, thereby rendering it communal property. Your benevolent government overseers may allow you to “keep a big hunk of it,” as Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren memorably screeched, but all final decisions about your business will be theirs.”
In the biblical sense, this establishes a ‘mark’ that people must accept, in both thought and action if they want to buy or sell in those cities. A literal political war has now developed in the larger culture war being waged on Christians in America – and the trend is that if Christians refuse to accept the ‘mark’ of the Secular Left and abandon their faith and principles, punishment will be enacted by the state, and the mob will demand to have it’s way with those they hate.
Media Propagandists Join Fight Against Chick-Fil-A
As Newsbusters points out – the media is now heavily invested in stoking and sowing outrage against the restaurant chain. CNN reporter Alison Kosik acknowledged that efforts to boycott Chick-Fil-A are not new, noting that: “It’s not the first time that people have called for a boycott of the restaurant chain.” Lately, however, media outlets have deployed their resources to help the left destroy the Christian chicken chain. The media have proven themselves in the tank for same sex marriage, and Chick-Fil-A is learning what it means to cross them.
Taking The Mark if you wish to buy or sell.
Hunting for a reason to create conflict for the purpose of forcing people to capitulate to thoughts and deeds contrary to Christ and the bible is not limited to Chick-Fil-A . Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, CO was targeted by Homosexual activists to make the ongoing statements that those who refuse to take the ‘mark’ of the homosexual Agenda – will be acted upon. The deliberate choosing of their Christian bakery serves the purpose for instigating conflict and intimidation.
The owner, Jack Phillips says he will close his business down before surrendering to the demands of the Homosexual militants. A campaign has since erupted on Facebook and on food comment sections designed to punish the company, and Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit rightly declares this effort to be from “The Gay Mafia”.
The rise in homosexual militance is up ever since Newsweek ceremoniously lauded their savior Obama as our nation’s first “Gay President”. As with all the other divisions sown in this country by Obama and his storm trooping sycophants, advantaging every crisis created ensures more power to the state to impose the will of this same agenda.
Homosexuals and their agenda are not content with equality. They will demand capitulation and surrender. They demand you accept their mark, and if you will not – they will use the media pressure society and government to prohibit you from buying or selling if they have the ability to do so. Some call this Fascism, and it is in it’s own right. More concerning for Christians and those of biblical faith – is that this mark of sin is so easily accepted by a growing majority of society. Even among church leaders and congregations – who either openly accept the homosexual agenda and engage in it’s promotion and acceptance themselves, or by a lukewarm laity that sees no evil with letting Sodomites have their way.
It’s interesting that neither the Secular Left nor the militant homosexual activists protest Muslims or mosques. Indeed even after the mayor of Chicago states that the Christian values of the owners of Chick-Fil-A are “not Chicago values” – Emmanuel has no fetters about inviting Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam to impose their values and patrol troubled Chicago streets.
In such an environment as this, in Obama’s Amerika – it would not be ridiculous to worry about a mob surrounding your house or business and it’s practioners of evil and abomination demand you hand your own family and guests over to the mob for sexual assault. Such is the nature of a society where such evil is an accepted practice. Refusing to do so will be seen as intolerance, and then they can use the government to prohibit your ability to buy or sell.
Welcome to the mark, of homosexual abomination. Who knows? Maybe the tyrants will issue yellow-crosses for us to wear as well?